Grateful Dead Live at Rich Stadium on 1986-07-04
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CDR source: AUD > Sennheiser 441 > D5 > ? > HHB stand-alone burner > CDR
Video source: AUD > Farm-Aid satellite feed > Hi-Fi VHS x ? ; includes uncut drums>space
- 2004-05-21 17:16:03
- Buffalo, NY
- Rich Stadium
Subject: a beautiful day
Subject: Take the Good with the Bad
Either you took waaaaay to much of something or not enough of something else. And if you had a good trip - that don't mean jack about the show.
People , Jerry looked like death - and was darn near it. Check out the footage - not sure if it is YouTube or what. Farm Aid Broadcast.
38 minute first set. I will never say I regret attending a GD show - but this one was pretty much off the charts ( not in a good way).
You could tell the band wanted to get the heck outta there.
Cold Rain>Fire on paper looks fabulous - but too bad Jer waited too long to try it.
For those who gave this five stars, I am assuming it was out of 10.
Sorry for the "soapbox" rant, but really knowing how ill Jerry was (even in hindsight) how could this show garnish more than a star (not Dark).
God Bless - apoplogies to those who are convinced this was a great show.
Subject: 1st show
Subject: Had To Be There
Subject: Great Show, Not Raining
Subject: not a great show...
Can't comment on the quality of the recording. This show aint even worth listening to... Don't get me wrong - I love the Dead and saw many, many shows over a 12-year stretch.
Subject: The mystery of the rain...solved!!
Subject: Not as bad as you might think
The scene: I went to this show with Brian R, his older brother Chris, and Pat M., and maybe a few others. We then met up with a bunch of other kids from our high school in Pittsford NY once we were inside. This was my second show. Dylan/Petty opened and my memory is that it wasn't that memorable. Then again, I ate two sugar cubes. Weird vibe for the show. Saw a big fight break out on the floor. Then our friend Tim H got lost on the way in and by the time he found us, he was deep into a bad trip. Sun, then rain, then a pretty cool sunset and a nice summer night.
The music: not as bad as you'd think. Phil makes some strong appearances. Bobby and Brent also try to bring up the energy that Jerry is definitely lacking. Jerry flubs a lot of lyrics and his guitar playing is strong at times, but not so much at others. The front section of the second set was broadcast for Farm Aid (hence, Bobby's remark about this being a agrarian nation before Wheel). But overall, this is really only to be listened to for nostalgia's sake.
Subject: buffalo 86
Don't care what others say about this show sound wise I gotta love it, turned a true friend onto the Dead this day and he has not looked back.
Subject: short but sweet
Subject: Was there...
Subject: Yes it did sprinkle rain that day
Strange things have happened during Fire on the Mountain- back in 1981 at the Rutgers U show, a lightning storm broke out during the song- and the top of the RAC was glass, so the heads could see the lightening- cool
And of course there is the debate about Mt. St Helens and this song.
Subject: Jerry doesn't look so bad
And about the rain, the sky was a bit cloudy, but there didn't appear to be any rain during the 2nd set.
Sounds and to me like this is one of the best during summer of '86.
Subject: memory of rain
Subject: What A Fun Day
and arrived to find a home about a mile or so from the venue with a sign inviting Dead Heads to camp right on his front yard as the local township had comdemned his property and he didn't mind the tire tracks. We literally pitched our tent in his front yard, (a smelly old 4 man Army tent from the 60's).
While we were trying to get some shut eye it seems a gentleman that had parked his car right next to our tent had locked his keys in the truck of his sedan and thought it would be a good idea at about 2:00am in the morning to begin pounding holes in the back of his cruiser's quite solid truck with a hammer and chisel. He completed destroying his truck lid at about 4:45 or so. Needless to say, the guy must not have gotten any sleep! We weren't harsh on him. In hind sight, my thinking might have been flawed. :) kidding...
Anyway, we were not going to get much sleep anyway and it certainly made for an interesting part of this story.
Back to the homeowner... That morning he invited everyone to use his outside water hose to take a shower. I got naked and everything. I had not been in front of a naked mature woman that I didn't know who was also naked but not interested in anything but getting clean. Being a Dead Head has allowed me to shed some of my shyness. The gentleman whose name escapes me was very kind to all that he met and I saw his mood change from somewhat depressed about his situation to ecstatic about all the friends he made and directions to go from there. The show was great! Got really sunburned. Jerry wore a red T-Shirt what does it mean? It was video taped live satelite broadcasted. I turned a Dead Head hitch-hiker onto Yes with the long verion of America. :)
Just a little background.
HEY SPIKE WAT-A-YA LIKE!?
Subject: short show
Boys opened the second set with Cold rain and snow because an monsterous storm hit about 10 minutes before.
maybe my mistake on the rain. I thought this was the show where they took a live feed for the farm aid show. I remember it being sunny and hot for the first set and then the storm hit . Oh well...
I recall the show being somewhat abyssmal, and thinking that this was surely the end.
Subject: And about the sound
Opinions on sound quality before downloading/burning and how this recording compares to the other one listed would be helpful.
Subject: Who cares!?
and sound quality.
I chose 5 to get noticed.
Subject: What A Wonderful review of a show!
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